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What straight did you use today? Now with PICTURES

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I don't entirely think of the Feather SS barber razor as a proper straight razor, but I find the razor useful on occasion, and enjoy using it once in a while. Today was one of those occasions.

I'm trying to decide whether to take it with me on vacation instead of a real straight razor and a strop.

Happy shaves,

Jim
Feather SS makes a fantastic travel razor - blades last me 15-20 shaves, crazy sharp, no strop. I like the 'bling' factor of regular straights, but can't fault the SS where it counts - quality of the shave.
 

Deelyte

Contributor
DR BALFANZ(DOVO?)

This razor was an curiosity buy for me. I live my FRIODUR 472 so much I though I would purchase another stainless steel blade to compare
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Couldn’t decide on which razor to use today. Both razors were fresh off the ozuku and first time shaving with them so I did a half and half shave.

Manaslu 505 and a Fon Golden Star with my dr Harris lavender and Rooney stubby.

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Deelyte

Contributor
How did they compare?
Good question @Basil, first let me state this comparison is my experience with said razors. Others experience may be different from mine.

Both razors are 6/8’s my preferred size but I do have some bigger and some smaller which I enjoy using. Both are hollow ground and the Balfanz is Swedish steel. Both were honed on a Belgian Coticule my preferred natural stone of choice. Now the shave from the Balfanz was a good shave but the feel on my face was different than the feel of my Henckels. All in all I would say that I had a CCS shave but IME the Henckels is a tad bit smoother shaver for me.
 
Good question @Basil, first let me state this comparison is my experience with said razors. Others experience may be different from mine.

Both razors are 6/8’s my preferred size but I do have some bigger and some smaller which I enjoy using. Both are hollow ground and the Balfanz is Swedish steel. Both were honed on a Belgian Coticule my preferred natural stone of choice. Now the shave from the Balfanz was a good shave but the feel on my face was different than the feel of my Henckels. All in all I would say that I had a CCS shave but IME the Henckels is a tad bit smoother shaver for me.
Thanks for the write up! I’ve had bad luck with my stainless razor so I’ve stayed away from buying more. Mine is a Henckels friodur but it’s one of the new ones they made around 2010. Others have said they got some decent edges from them but I haven’t been as lucky.
 

Deelyte

Contributor
Thanks for the write up! I’ve had bad luck with my stainless razor so I’ve stayed away from buying more. Mine is a Henckels friodur but it’s one of the new ones they made around 2010. Others have said they got some decent edges from them but I haven’t been as lucky.
You’re welcome, I will also present another stainless steel razor I own as well. The Friedr Herder 77 Constant. It for me is a nice shaver and I would say out of the three it would be my second choice after the 472. Maybe it’s the type of beard and skin I have I enjoy the shaves I get from my stainless steel razors.
 

Ice-Man

Moderator
This Mornings Shave

Dubl Duck Goldedge 11/16th
L'Occitan Cade Soap
Yaqi 26mm Two Band Badger
L'Occitan Eau De L'Occitan EDT

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Deelyte

Contributor
FRIEDR HERDER

I’m going with the Constant 77 by F Herder this morning. It’s another stainless steel razor in my arsenal I enjoy using.
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Chan Eil Whiskers

Fumbling about.
Contributor
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My Fredericks Celebrated Sheffield failed the shave test today. It needs to go back to the stones. It is one of the razors I have liked more than most others, but that was when it was sharp. It's been a bear getting the chips out and getting it sharp, but I think I'm pretty close to success. We'll see.
 
20190814_201057.jpg Got my replacement Zertone today, this one actually had the bevel set! After some time on the Norton combo and some diamond paste I tried it out. Never used the RR SLOC, but the edge needs more work. Almost a BBS, definitely DFS.
I have some new rocks on the way.
Prof
 

RumpleBearskin

Contributor
Johan Engström Frameback
Arko stick
Maggard's Black and White
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Haven't used this tool in a bit. Every bit as dainty and effective as I remember. But, you do have to watch your grip to keep it from rolling between your fingers and thumb when you don't want it to.
 
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